LONDON -- After twice finishing second in the 200 meters at the Olympics, Allyson Felix of Los Angeles has a gold medal to call her own.
Wearing a ferocious expression and displaying blazing speed, Felix won in 21.88 seconds. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, the 100-meter champion here, was second in a personal-best 22.09 seconds, and Carmelita Jeter added a bronze medal to the silver she won in the 100 by taking third in 22.14 seconds.
Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown, who had won gold at Athens and Beijing, was fourth in 22.38 seconds. Sanya Richards-Ross, the 400-meter champion, was fifth in 22.39 seconds.
As she crossed the finish line, Felix raised her arms in joy and then bent over and clasped her hands.
She allowed herself a huge exhale before turning and raising her arms toward the appreciative crowd at the Olympic Stadium. Richards-Ross and Jeter were among the first to hug her.